Five Hole For Food is a cross-country journey with stops in major cities to play road hockey and raise funds for local food banks. Now into its 3rd year, the schedule for this summer’s tour has just been released:
St. John’s July 3rd, Halifax July 5th, Charlottetown July 6th, Saint John July 7th, Montreal July 9th, Ottawa July 10th, Toronto July 12th, Winnipeg July 14th, Regina July 15th, Calgary July 17th, Edmonton July 18th, Victoria July 20th, Vancouver July 21st.
Food banks in each of these cities will benefit from the Five Hole For Food road hockey tournament when it rolls into town.
I spoke with founder Richard Loat when he was on the road last year. “It’s been tremendous,” Richard said from the car. “We set out to raise 20,000lbs of food and to surpass that goal by the time we hit Regina was just an indicator about how much this country loves hockey and loves giving back. The fact that we’re able to combine the two so successfully speaks for itself.”
Since its inception Five Hole For Food has raised over 65,000 pounds of food across the country.
If you would like to get involved you can help spread the word, share news and information on Twitter or Facebook, or sign up to play hockey in your city. Team registration is open and all skill levels are welcome to come out and play.